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Disability assessments 'will be fair'

The Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller, has said that replacing the disability living allowance (DLA) with a new benefit called the personal independence payment will be fair.

Her comments come as the Papworth Trust charity warns that plans to replace the DLA could lead to 85% of claimants cutting back on basics like food and transport.

Ms Miller told the BBC the current system is "inconsistent" and "we have an obligation to put a proper assessment system in place".

  • 31 Aug 2011
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